Gary, I very nearly used that skit. I’ll probably use it in Series 2. There is more Umbilical Bros in Episode 4 of this series. Episode 3 are those sisters from Esk in Queensland again. I can understand their humour not travelling well, although I believe they went down well in the Edinborough Fringe. From episode 5 things really start to improve :)
I think I’d actually find it a little strange if their humour wasn’t “understood” here in the UK, Archie. I know some Australian humour doesn’t, for some strange reason, translate all that well for the majority, but these guys seem very much in the vein of British comedy. I love the Arnold Schwarzenegger skit, too! Hard to imagine anyone — Americans included — not getting that one!